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a world where science and technology is created to build and not destroy. they want to live in peace, free from terror and threats that are so often directed at the israeli people. that's the future that they deserve. that's the vision that is shared by both our nations. and that is shimon peres's life work. and mr. president, michelle and i have such fond memories of your visit to the white house last spring when i was honored to present you with america's highest civilian honor, our medal of freedom. and that medal was a tribute to your extraordinary life which you held virtually every position in the in the israeli government. today was an opportunity to benefit from the president's perspective on a whole range of topics. from the historic changes taking place across the region nuclear perils of iran and perils of peace between the israelis and the palestinians and the promise of our digital age and i should note one of the advantages of talking to president per rest is, not only does he have astonishing vision but he is also a pretty practical-minded politician and consistently has goo
and medical treatments, it's pushing new frontiers of science and explore ration, that's the kind of relationship that israel should have and could have with every country in the world. already we see how that innovation could reshape this region. there is a program here in jerusalem that brings together young israelis and palestinians to learn vital skills in technology and business. an israeli and palestinian have started a venture capital fund to finance palestinian start-ups. over one hundred high-tech companies have found home on the west bank which speaks to the talent and the entrepreneurial shirt of the palestinian people. one of the great ironies of what is happening in the broader region, so much what young people are yearning for, entrepreneurship, education, the pwaeult to start a business without paying a praoeub. those can be find here in israel. this should be a hub nor thriving trade and an engine for opportunity. [applause] >> israel is already a center for innovation that helps power the global economy. and i believe that all of that potential for prosperity can
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